Gold Continues on Its Bullish Spree, Snaps $1,880 Resistance

Gold Continues on Its Bullish Spree, Snaps $1,880 Resistance

Gold (XAU/USD) climbed higher for the fifth consecutive trading session and snapped fresh multi-year highs, around the $1,880-82 region in the early European session.

This surge was precipitated by a modest dip to the $1,863 level, where it was met with heavy dip-buying coupled with a combination of other favorable factors. Majorly, the growing worries over the deteriorating US-China relations diminished investors’ risk appetite, which contributed to the safe-haven appeal for gold.

The United States unexpectedly ordered China to shut down its consulate in Houston by Friday over allegations of spying. China responded immediately and vowed to retaliate in strong countermeasures, stimulating worries over a further escalation of diplomatic tensions between the world powers.

Meanwhile, the recent uptick can also be linked to the fresh supply of the US dollar. Also, the second wave of Coronavirus infections in the US has ‘thrown a wet blanket’ over any optimism for a sharp recovery in the economy, which diminished the demand for the greenback even further.

Additionally, the political stalemate between the Democrats and the Republicans over the next round of the US fiscal stimulus further undermined the USD and bolstered the dollar-denominated commodity.

Nonetheless, the recent optimism over a potential vaccine for the highly contagious virus has kept some hope in the markets and has bolstered risk appetite in the equities market. This, consequently, could keep a lid on further gains for gold in the near-term, considering we are still in overbought territory.

XAUUSD – Hourly Chart

Gold (XAU) Value Forecast — July 23

XAU/USD Major Bias: Bullish

Supply Levels: $1,888, $1,900, and $1,917

Demand Levels: $1,870, $1,864, and $1,860

Gold has refused to show any sign of a slowdown in its bullishness. Despite being well into overbought conditions, the yellow metal continues to conquer even more resistance levels. At press time, gold is contending with the $1,882 resistance and once again, a retrace is likely to occur to ease the overbought conditions.

Given the recent (technical) performance, gold is unlikely to become bearish anytime soon.

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